ERIC Number: ED246214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum in Employment: Women and the World of Work.
Developed by the Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program, a community-based multi-service organization in a multi-racial, multi-culutral area of Philadelphia, this curriculum guide presents a practical approach to teaching basic reading skills. The curriculum materials, which are suitable for reproducing and handing out to students, combine basic skill development with content drawn from students' experiences and daily concerns. Topics covered in the reading lessons include finding out about one's past, women and the world of work, nontraditional work, working conditions, solutions to the problem of illiteracy, and balancing work, home, and self. Each lesson consists of a short story written in the first person, discussion questions, and language activities, such as phonics. The guide also contains information about the Women and the World of Work project, the theory and methodology of teaching the adult non-reader, the mechanics of reading, and how to use the language activities. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Career Choice, Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Females, Language Experience Approach, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Reading Instruction, Self Actualization, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Time Management, Womens Education, Work Environment
Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program, 10 East Oxford Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Education and Training Programs.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Note: Also sponsored by grants from the 12th Street Fund, Lutheran Church Women, and the Sun Company.